04-30-2014, 03:53 PM #1
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- Mar 2003
- Neffs, PA, USA
FEMA and the Pay Per Call Department
Does anyone know why with all the FEMA forms and NIMS classes that FEMA does not have a form for Volunteer Pay Per Call Department for Federal Reimbursement? We had a guy from FEMA come out recently and it seemed like he had no idea.
Today, 03:51 PM #2
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- Dec 2009
The only reasons coming to my mind are your status as "volunteer" but receiving monetary compensation. My experience with federal reimbursement programs has been volunteer labor is free; however, there may be other costs associated with using volunteer labor, such as housing, food, fuel reimbursement, etc.
If this issue could become a problem for your organization, maybe researching FEMA reimbursement rules could provide some information. I'm thinking contract personnel or part-time personnel status may allow reimbursement. If so, this could require your organization to investigate how to comply with these rules, if they exist.
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